It’s been two years since Kachan & Co. first published its definition of what industries and categories constitute cleantech. A lot happens in two years, so it’s time to refresh our taxonomy.
Another year, another wringing of the hands over tax credits and incentives for clean technology. Writer: Dallas Kachan, Managing Partner of Kachan & Co. Lobbyists and vendors in the U.S. are once again singing the blues, calling for continued and expanding government investments in clean technology. At the same time, political challengers continue their Solyndra hootenanny, raking [...]
China is now the single largest market for clean technology products and services. And the country’s latest five year plan is only accelerating cleantech adoption. How can cleantech companies based elsewhere do business in China most effectively? Kachan & Co. surveyed 48 China-based experts for their tips and advice. Insights and recommendations for companies seeking [...]
If there’s really a significant gulf between selling to early adopters and the majority of technology buyers, what does this mean for companies in cleantech?
Writer: Dallas Kachan
As a reporter and analyst, I wrote about hundreds of cleantech companies. As a managing director of the Cleantech Group, I spent years listening to hundreds of pitches, coached companies on presenting to institutional investors and helped facilitate cleantech deals around the world. Just last month, I served on a committee at the request of the Canadian [...]
Dallas Kachan, Managing Partner, Kachan & Co. It’s December, and time for an annual reading of the green [tech industry] tea leaves. What will the new year have in store for cleantech? From our standpoint at Kachan & Co., 2011 could be a strong year for the global clean technology sector. Seemingly, the markets have [...]
Dallas Kachan, Managing Partner, Kachan & Co. It’s been fashionable to debate whether China will some day surpass the U.S. in clean technology. Yet, after reviewing some of the metrics that really matter, one could conclude that it already has. At least this was my thesis in moderating a recent Haas School of Business event at [...]
Clean technology, or “cleantech,” (synonymous to most people with “greentech”) is new technology and/or related business models intended to provide solutions to global climate or resource challenges, while offering competitive returns for customers and investors. Cleantech represents a diverse range of products, services, and processes, all intended to: Provide superior performance at lower costs, while [...]